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r – Partitioning data on a variable to speed up “fuzzy match” using stringdist

I am building on an answer provided to a previous question about fuzzy matching using stringdist.
I have two large datasets (~30k rows) with long strings (consumer product names) that I want to fuzzy match by generating a distance score. There is some expected overlap in the to lists of product names, but some products will be unique to each list.
Here’s the issue: my computer is struggling to expand the grid with so much data, and R keeps crashing. But, I had an idea that might help for optimization – I just can’t get it to work.
Most of my strings can be bucketed into subsets of data based on brand names (e.g. pantene , neutrogena , etc). Rather than calculating the distance between ALL combinations of strings, I would like to grep for the brand name, subset the data, and then calculate the distance.
First, I use the same function as in the prior post.
# Function by @C8H10N4O2 greedyAssign <- function(a,b,d){ x <- numeric(length(a)) # assgn variable: 0 for unassigned but assignable, # 1 for already assigned, -1 for unassigned and unassignable while(any(x==0)){ min_d <- min(d[x==0]) # identify closest pair, arbitrarily selecting 1st if multiple pairs a_sel <- a[d==min_d & x==0][1] b_sel <- b[d==min_d & a == a_sel & x==0][1] x[a==a_sel & b == b_sel] <- 1 x[x==0 & (a==a_sel|b==b_sel)] <- -1 } cbind(a=a[x==1],b=b[x==1],d=d[x==1]) }
Then, I create a list that has all of my brands, let's call it brand_filter .
brand_filter<-c("pantene","neutrogena","maybelline", "revlon", "colour prevails", "nyx professional makeup", "covergirl", "no7", "milani", "japonesque", "rimmel", "thebalm", "physicians formula", "e.l.f.", "almay", "soap \& glory", "l'oreal paris" )
Then, I run a for loop where I filter the two datasets ( tar and wg ) using grep before expanding the grid, calculating string distance, and applying the assignment function.
dput(brand_filter[1:15]) for (i in seq_along(brand_filter)) { d1<-tar$product.title_r[grep(brand_filter[i], tar$product.title_r)] d2<-wg$product.title_r[grep(brand_filter[i], wg$product.title_r)] d <- expand.grid(d1,d2) # Distance matrix in long form names(d) <- c("a_name","b_name&quot😉 d$dist <- stringdist(d$a_name,d$b_name, method="jw&quot😉 # String edit distance (use your favorite function here) match<-data.frame(greedyAssign(as.character(d$a_name),as.character(d$b_name),d$dist)) all_matches<-rbind(all_matches,match) }
While this function runs, it is extremely slow. I'm sure there is a smarter way!
tar$product.title_r<- c("neutrogena oil free moisture ultra gentle facial moisturizer", "pantene pro v overnight miracle repair serum", "able life space saver walker regal rose", "neutrogena acne stress control triple action toner", "e.l.f. studio eyebrow kit,light", "neutrogena mineral sheers loose powder foundation,natural beige", "neutrogena naturals multivitamin nourishing moisturizer lotion", "neutrogena healthy skin liquid makeup spf 20,classic ivory", "able life bedside sturdy rail black", "neutrogena norwegian formula moisture wrap body lotion", "e.l.f. shape & stay wax pencil clear", "pantene pro v damage detox rebuilding conditioner", "pantene pro v 3 minute miracle curl perfection daily conditioner", "l'oreal paris visible lift radiance booster", "neutrogena triple moisture professional deep recovery hair mask", "neutrogena bb cream, spf 30,light/medium", "neutrogena transparent facial bar, original formula fragrance free", "pantene pro v daily moisture renewal hydrating conditioner", "pantene pro v repair and protect 3 minute miracle deep conditioner", "pantene pro v medium thick hair solutions shampoo", "pantene daily moisture renewal foaming conditioner", "neutrogena hydro boost hydrating cleansing gel", "neutrogena rapid clear foaming scrub acne treatment", "pantene radiant color shine foaming conditioner", "pantene pro v ice shine luminous conditioner", "neutrogena acne stress control power clear scrub", "pantene pro v truly relaxed hair moisturizing shampoo", "e.l.f. studio angled contour brush", "pantene pro v radiant color shine 2 in 1 shampoo & conditioner", "neutrogena healthy skin pressed powder compact,fair 10", "paul mitchell foaming pomade", "e.l.f. mad for matte eyeshadow palette,nude mood", "e.l.f. skincare starter kit", "pantene pro v smooth and sleek 3 minute miracle deep conditioner", "depend real fit incontinence underwear for men, maximum absorbency, small/medium, gray gray", "e.l.f. pointed powder brush", "neutrogena nourishing longwear makeup, spf 20,buff", "pantene pro v 2in1 medium thick hair solutions shampoo & conditioner", "e.l.f. studio makeup remover cleansing cloths", "pantene pro v truly relaxed hair moisturizing shampoo", "pantene pro v color hair solutions shampoo", "neutrogena makeup remover cleansing towelettes fragrance free", "paul mitchell firm style freeze and shine super spray", "depend real fit incontinence briefs for men, maximum absorbency large/extra large gray & blue", "neutrogena t gel therapeutic shampoo original formula", "pantene pro v gold series repairing mask treatment", "neutrogena hydro boost water gel spf15", "pantene pro v full & strong flexible conditioner", "neutrogena healthy skin liquid makeup honey", "lierac liftissime re lifting eye serum", "e.l.f. eyebrow stencil kit clear", "neutrogena skinclearing blemish concealer,buff 09", "pantene pro v beautiful lengths shampoo", "pantene pro v classic clean conditioner", "e.l.f. hd mattifying balm,clear", "pantene pro v volume root lifting spray hair gel", "neutrogena ageless intensives anti wrinkle deep wrinkle daily moisturizer spf 20", "pantene pro v classic clean 2 in 1 shampoo & conditioner", "pantene pro v daily moisture renewal moisturizing combing cream", "pantene pro v 3 minute miracle radiant color deep conditioner", "e.l.f. makeup remover pen", "pantene pro v fine hair solutions 2 in 1 shampoo & conditioner", "neutrogena t gel therapeutic shampoo", "e.l.f. beautifully bare luminous matte makeup primer", "e.l.f. beautifully bare eyeshadow,nude linen", "pantene pro v volume texturizing non aerosol hairspray", "pantene pro v breakage defense conditioner", "ardell fashion lashes", "neutrogena oil free eye makeup remover", "pantene pro v gold series moisture boost shampoo", "neutrogena oil free acne wash pink grapefruit facial cleanser", "e.l.f. studio cream eyeliner,black", "neutrogena makeup remover cleansing towelettes", "neutrogena all in 1 acne control daily scrub", "neutrogena ultra gentle hydrating cleanser, creamy formula", "neutrogena oil free acne wash cream cleanser pink grapefruit", "e.l.f. aqua beauty primer mist clear", "e.l.f. mineral infused face primer", "pantene pro v gold series deep hydrating co wash", "e.l.f. studio angled foundation brush", "neutrogena oil free cleansing wipes pink grapefruit", "e.l.f. perfect finish hd powder,clear", "neutrogena norwegian formula hand cream scented", "able life ez door knob grips", "neutrogena body clear body scrub, salicylic acid acne treatment", "depend real fit for men briefs maximum absorbency small/medium gray", "depend real fit incontinence underwear for men, maximum absorbency, large/xlarge", "neutrogena oil free facial moisturizer lotion spf 35", "special k cereal fruit & yogurt", "teatrical stem cell facial moisturizer", "e.l.f. beautifully bare sheer tint finishing powder,light/medium", "neutrogena triple moisture professional daily deep conditioner", "e.l.f. studio kabuki face brush", "l'oreal paris visible lift radiance cheek duo,201 romantic in rose", "e.l.f. studio blush,candid coral", "pantene pro v repair & protect shampoo", "neutrogena 3 in 1 concealer for eyes,light", "neutrogena healthy skin compact makeup spf 55,classic ivory", "able life auto assist grab bar", "e.l.f. beautifully bare foundation serum spf 25,fair/light" ) wg$product.title_r<-c("pantene curl perfection leave in conditioning spray 8.5 fl oz", "neutrogena shine control powder", "neutrogena ultra sheer body mist sunscreen broad spectrum spf 100+ 5oz", "neutrogena healthy lengths mascara", "pantene pro v gold series repairing mask 7.6oz", "neutrogena healthy skin blends", "pantene shaping hair gel 6.8 fl oz", "pantene pro v repair and protect dream care conditioner 23.7 fl oz", "pantene pro v air spray extra hold alcohol free hairspray 7oz", "pantene pro v sheer volume dream care conditioner 23.7 fl oz", "pantene pro v curl perfection moisturizing shampoo 20.1oz", "neutrogena hydro boost hydrating lip shine 0.12oz", "pantene 3 minute miracle sheer volume deep conditioner 8oz", "pantene curl perfection controlling curl crme 7.6oz", "neutrogena moisture shine lip soothers spf 20", "neutrogena t/sal therapeutic shampoo scalp build up control 4.5oz", "pantene pro v color preserve volume conditioner 17.7oz", "neutrogena healthy skin glow sheers light shades 1.1 fl oz", "pantene pro v sheer volume shampoo", "pantene curl perfection conditioner 12.6 fl oz", "pantene pro v classic clean dream care conditioner 23.7 fl oz", "pantene pro v beautiful lengths dream care conditioner 23.7 fl oz", "pantene pro v smooth and sleek dream care shampoo 25 fl oz", "pantene sheer volume foam conditioner 6oz", "pantene pro v ultimate 10 bb shampoo", "pantene pro v radiant color shine dream care shampoo 25 fl oz", "pantene pro v curl enhancing spray gel 5.7 fl oz", "pantene extra strong hold level 4 hold hairspray 11oz", "neutrogena ultra sheer broad spectrum sunscreen body mist spf 30 5oz", "pantene pro v classic clean dream care shampoo 25 fl oz", "neutrogena healthy volume mascara", "neutrogena hydro boost hydrating concealer", "neutrogena men skin clearing acne wash 3 pk", "pantene pro v daily moisture renewal dream care shampoo 25 fl oz", "pantene daily moisture renewal shampoo", "pantene daily moisture renewal hair shampoo travel size 3.38 fl oz", "neutrogena anti residue gentle clarifying shampoo 6 fl oz", "pantene radiant colour shine foam conditioner 6oz", "neutrogena hydro boost plumping mascara", "pantene pro v curl perfection moisturizing conditioner 17.7oz", "neutrogena healthy skin liquid makeup fair shades 1 fl oz", "pantene pro v radiant color shine dream care conditioner 23.7 fl oz", "pantene pro v micellar shampoo 17.9 fl oz", "neutrogena wet skin sunscreen spray broad spectrum spf 50 5 fl oz", "pantene pro v beautiful lengths shampoo", "pantene pro v ultimate 10 bb conditioner", "neutrogena mineral sheers compact powder", "neutrogena healthy skin anti aging perfector", "pantene pro v micellar shampoo 10.1 fl oz", "neutrogena build a tan lotion 6.7oz" )

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July Empties

Happy August friends! But first, lets talk about my JULY Empties!
I hope life has been good to you all. Quick personal update on me – I just finished 5 rounds of Plasmapheresis over the course of 2 weeks at The City of Hope Hospital, and I will wait and see how it affects my progress with my health. You may see the Hickman Catheter on my chest in some upcoming photos or posts. I am just going to keep it real and try to own it and love it because it is helping my body with this process. It is uncomfortable and hard to care for, so in the future, I may try using my arm veins, but for now, I am keeping it in for a monthly appt.
Anyways, let me know if you have any more questions about that. I know my blog is a mix of health, beauty, fashion and lifestyle – I am hoping to write up my vision and focus more on branding here soon, assuming I will feel better and be able to do that – so prayers for that!!
Let’s get down to it! Here is what I finished up last month, and I will link and describe them below going in a clockwise direction starting at the far left.
Vaseline Spray Lotion – $5.49 in the Cocoa Radiant scent, I have loved this spray lotion for quite some time now. I like the Aloe scent too, but this one just feels more moisturizing to me. It is easy to just spray on quickly after a shower, it doesn’t take a lot of effort to rub in a little, and it can be used any time of day, super quick, super easy without getting it all over your hands. Makeup Brush Cleaner – $11.50 for the 4oz size linked. I used up the 2oz size, which I think can be purchased by the cash registers in-store, but I don’t see them online. This is another product I buy on repeat because I am obsessed with it. It uses citrus oils that I just spray on a paper towel after I do my makeup, then I swirl my brushes around in the spot I sprayed in order to clean the brushes after each use so I don’t have to do a heavy duty weekly clean. I try to do this daily, then a deep clean maybe once a month. Night Face Cream – $80 for this fabulous age reversing wrinkle cream that I always repurchase when I am almost to the last drop. I do a search online when I am ready to rebuy, to see what retailer is offering a free gift with purchase. I can usually find a great one at Nordstrom, Macys, or even on Estee’ Lauder’s website, and it lets me try other products by the brand for free. I really feel like this is the best cream I have used for my face, I also use the AM cream, and I think they both help with dullness, dryness, moisture and radiance. Tinkle Razors – $5.80 for a 9 pack is the one I just repurchased. You may remember this from last month’s empties post ! Apparently I didn’t buy enough. They dull quickly and you don’t want to cut your face when you are shaving off that peach fuzz, so I like to replace them after a couple of uses, especially if I use a face oil with them, which I like to do sometimes vs. a dry shave. Lash Paradise Mascara – $8.97 with free Prime shipping! I used the color Blackest Black and this was a REALLY good drugstore brand mascara that I would definitely buy again. Super good for volume and length, love the super black color, and it didn’t smudge on me like some mascaras do. I am currently trying out THIS fancy $26 mascara, and I am really liking it so far. Let me know if there is any other awesome ones I should try! Hand Sanitizer – $6 for a 5-pack. This scent, Honolulu Sun is not currently being sold online, but it was a good summer scent for me! I repurchased the Vanilla scent recently to replace it, but the variety packs are also cool so you can try a few different scents based on your mood or time of year. I usually have at least 1 in the car, 1 in my Mom’s car, and 1 in my purse. Matchbox – I am not sure how much this matchbox costed, as it was a gift. It had long black matches with different bright colored tips. Super fun and it was probably around $10 and was super cute just for decor. I looked on the website that it was purchased from, and only found THIS higher end matchbook case currently being sold at $48. This would be a great house gift for someone. If the link doesn’t work, click Candles, then Accessories. Foaming Facial Cleanser – $30 for this 7oz. size. This has been my favorite face cleaner for some time now. I love that it takes my makeup really gently and easily. I love the smell of it and that it doesn’t leave any residue on my face. It has African red tea extract and vitamin C in it to purify, hydrate and revive skin. I did repurchase it, but I am also going to try THIS line soon, because I have heard so many good things about it! Foundation Stick – $43 in the color Soft Sand. I am mostly using THIS foundation since I started selling with the company last year, but I still had this Ultra HD stick leftover and I think I still have a backup somewhere in my makeup collection as it was a really good color for me, and an easy makeup to apply in this stick form. I would apply it then blend it out with THIS foundation brush. Asleep Oil – $7.99 for this essential oil blend of lavender, chamomile and sage. I use this for relaxing baths – a few drops in the bath at bedtime along with THIS epsom salt and THIS body wash are my personal favorite “relax before bed” mixture – oh, also with Alexa on, playing my meditation station on Pandora! Chapstick – $5 for this Strawberry 2-pack on Amazon. It is moisturizing, 100% natural, and this is just a really awesome flavor/ scent. I always have a chapstick in my nightstand drawer, in my car, in my purse, at my desk, and in my bathroom with my makeup. I also love THIS one when I need extra sun protection in the flavor Key Lime. Wrinkle Releaser Spray – $7.99 for a 2-pack of this travel size. I love to keep this by my closet for wrinkle releasing in a pinch before or after I get dressed. It is good for odor eliminating, fabric refreshing, static removing, and can even be an ironing aid apparently. This is the light fresh scent. THIS is my other favorite wrinkle remover spray. Both are good choices and I like having both handy! Scented Candle – ( Not linked ) I received this Lotus scented candle tin as a gift and it doesn’t have a company name on it, so I don’t know what brand it is. I haven’t purchased many candles other than THESE , since I have been selling for the company. I used this one up quick though because it smelled so good! I would definitely buy a candle in this scent again. Beauty Sponge – ( Not linked ) I got this mint colored one in a holiday gift set, so I am unsure of the brand, but this one started to not expand as much when I ran it under water, so I replaced it. I love and own sponges by both THIS brand at $20 and THIS brand for only $13! Deodorant – $9.61 for a 3-pack of this anti-perspirant and deodorant in Powder scent. 24-hour invisible solid, this worked really good and I like the scent, but I have since started trying out some more natural deodorants for health reasons. I have both THIS one for $14 at Sephora and THIS one, $16 for a set of 2 on Amazon. I like them both, but haven’t settled on a favorite yet. Let me know if there is a good natural deodorant that you love! Clear Brow Gel – At $22 and last but certainly not least, this brow gel is my favorite way to “set” my brows after filling them in. It goes on and dries clear, a tube of this stuff lasts forever, the brush is awesome for taming my brows, and I have not found a great drugstore dupe that does the same job! I currently have 2 trial sizes of this exact product that I am trying to use up before repurchasing a full size again. Wow, 16 empties for July! Hope you guys enjoyed this blog post. I always have fun putting it together for you. Now, I am off to the recycling bin to recycle all these containers!
Let me know what you used up last month, or any of your current favorite products that are MUST haves! Thanks for reading and staying in touch with me.
XOXO, GretchCannon

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The Exact Regimen You Should Be Following for Your Skin Type

We consider ourselves quite the skincare fanatics here at Byrdie HQits hard not to be when our desks look like they could be featured in an episode of Hoarders: Skincare Edition (currently in the process of pitching that idea to A&E). However, we are well aware that our plight is a unique one and that the average woman is more concerned about what to use on her face rather than where to store her eighth cleanser of the week.
Thus, we present to you our extensive guides of daily skincare routines. With the expertise of skin guru and esthetician Renée Rouleau , weve put together the exact products you should be using based on your particular skin type. Basically, were hoping to help you take the guesswork out of your a.m. and p.m. skin routines and explain why those with dry skin should use a cleansing milk or why anyone with sensitive skin should try a gel-based mask (serious game changer, by the way).
Curious? Keep scrolling for our daily skincare routine for every skin type and rest assured that youre using the right products for your skin.
What It Is Your skin can be classified as normal if it isnt particularly oily or dry and if anti-aging, acne, and sensitivity arent concerns on your radarin other words, the skin type all of us wish we had. This is the best skincare routine for normal skin.
Morning Menu Cleanser: A sulfate-free cleanser with a gentle lather, like Renée Rouleaus Purifying Face Was h ($37) or Freshs Soy Face Cleanser ($38), will help keep your skin blemish-free.
Toner: Avoid ingredients like SD alcohol 40, denatured alcohol, ethanol , and isopropyl alcohol . “These [ingredients] are commonly found in toners and should be avoided,” Rouleau cautions. Try Cremorlabs Mineral Treatment Essence ($42) for a boost of energizing, brightening hydration.
Moisturizer With SPF: “When you moisturize, do two applications,” Rouleau says. “One on the face and one on the neck. Sun protection isnt just about the numberits about how generously you apply it.” A light moisturizer like Origins A Perfect World SPF 25 Age Defense Moisturizer With White Tea ($44) will protect your skin from the sun and hydrate without clogging your pores. Rouleau suggests looking for ingredients like dimethicone, panthenol, and sodium hyaluronate (also known as hyaluronic acid ).
Nighttime Menu Cleanser: See above.
Toner: See above.
Antioxidant Serum: Rouleau suggests looking for an antioxidant serum with brightening ingredients like vitamin C and algae extract , as well as naturally revitalizing ingredients like rosemary and peppermint . Were fans of Caudalies Polyphenol C15 Anti-Wrinkle Defense Serum ($55).
Moisturizer: See above.
À La Carte Glycolic Acid Product: When it comes to keeping your normal skin normal, Rouleau suggests incorporating glycolic acid into your routine a few times a week. “This is an [alpha-hydroxy acid] that is favored because it has the smallest molecular structure and can absorb deeper within the skin,” Rouleau explains. “This helps to dissolve surface dry skin cells to encourage brighter, more even-toned, smoother skin.” Try Dr. Dennis Grosss Alpha Beta Peel ($88) for easy, on-the-go smoothing and brightening.
(Next up, read more of Rouleaus advice on serums .)
Your skin can be classified as normal if it isnt particularly oily or dry and if anti-aging, acne, and sensitivity arent concerns on your radarin other words, the skin type all of us wish we had. This is the best skincare routine for normal skin. Cleanser: A sulfate-free cleanser with a gentle lather, like Renée Rouleaus Purifying Face Wash ($37) or Freshs Soy Face Cleanser ($38), will help keep your skin blemish-free. Toner: Avoid ingredients like SD alcohol 40, denatured alcohol, ethanol, and isopropyl alcohol. “These [ingredients] are commonly found in toners and should be avoided,” Rouleau cautions. Try Cremorlabs Mineral Treatment Essence ($42) for a boost of energizing, brightening hydration. Moisturizer With SPF: “When you moisturize, do two applications,” Rouleau says. “One on the face and one on the neck. Sun protection isnt just about the numberits about how generously you apply it.” A light moisturizer like Origins A Perfect World SPF 25 Age Defense Moisturizer With White Tea ($44) will protect your skin from the sun and hydrate without clogging your pores. Rouleau suggests looking for ingredients like dimethicone, panthenol, and sodium hyaluronate (also known as hyaluronic acid). Cleanser: See above. Toner: See above. Antioxidant Serum: Rouleau suggests looking for an antioxidant serum with brightening ingredients like vitamin C and algae extract, as well as naturally revitalizing ingredients like rosemary and peppermint. Were fans of Caudalies Polyphenol C15 Anti-Wrinkle Defense Serum ($62). Moisturizer: Glycolic Acid Product: When it comes to keeping your normal skin normal, Rouleau suggests incorporating glycolic acid into your routine a few times a week. “This is an [alpha-hydroxy acid] that is favored because it has the smallest molecular structure and can absorb deeper within the skin,” Rouleau explains. “This helps to dissolve surface dry skin cells to encourage brighter, more even-toned, smoother skin.” Try Dr. Dennis Grosss Alpha Beta Peel ($48) for easy, on-the-go smoothing and brightening. (Next up, read more of Rouleaus advice on serums.) The best skincare routine for dry skin typically contain products that keep skin hydrated. “Dry skin has a damaged moisture barrier,” Rouleau says. “Your skin has invisible cracks in it and it allows moisture to escape and irritants to get in more easily.”. Cleansing Lotion: “A no-foam, no-lather, super-mild cleansing lotion is best for those with dry skin,” Rouleau says. Try her lines Calming Chamomile Cleanser ($34) or Clarinss Cleansing Milk With Alpine Herbs ($31). Toner: Avoid ingredients like SD alcohol 40, denatured alcohol, ethanol, and isopropyl alcohol. Antioxidant Serum: Rouleau recommends using a highly potent antioxidant serum (look for vitamins E, A, and C) during the daytime to help prevent collagen breakdownjust make sure to follow with SPF. We love SkinIncs Vitamin A Serum ($45). Moisturizer With SPF: A hydrating moisturizer with SPF is the final step in your a.m. skin routine. Try Boscias Restorative Day Moisture Cream SPF 15 ($49), which contains hydrating ingredients to help your skin retain moisture while guarding against UVA/UVB rays. Cleansing Lotion: See above. Toner: See above. Retinol Serum: Rouleau recommends incorporating an over-the-counter retinol serum into your regimen five nights a week. “I prefer serums over creams because they have smaller molecules and can better penetrate the skin,” she says. Some of our favorite retinol serums for dry skin include Peter Thomas Roths Retinol Fusion PM ($65) and Chantecailles Retinol Intense Cream ($110). Eye Cream: “Look for an eye serum with peptides because theyre good for boosting collagen activity,” Rouleau says. Try Soap & Glorys Make Yourself Youthful Rejuvenating Eye Cream ($4). Hydrating Moisturizer: “Some ingredients I recommend to look for in moisturizers are rosehip seed oil, evening primrose oil, borage oil, phospholipids, cranberry oil, sweet almond oil, and jojoba oil,” Rouleau says. “All of these ingredients mimic the natural lipids in your skin and do a better job of repairing your skins moisture barrier.” Try Perricone MDs Nourishing Moisturizer ($80) or IntraceuticalsRejuvenate Moisture Binding Cream ($69) for a big dose of moisture that doesnt feel greasy. At-Home Peel: “Dry skin responds well to [gentle] exfoliation,” Rouleau says. “If your skin is dry, it means you have dead skin cell buildupif you try to hydrate dried skin cells that are expired, it makes no sense.” She says that dry skin has invisiblecracks,” so you should avoid using a facial scrub with sharp edges. “Chemical exfoliants do a better job of dissolving dead skin cells without tearing at your skin,” she says. Try her lines Triple Berry Smoothing Peel ($87) or AmorePacifics Treatment Enzyme Peel ($60). Face Oil: If your skin is extremely dry, you can swap your p.m. moisturizer for a nourishing face oil like Shiva Roses Face Oil ($105you can read our full review about it) or Muns Brightening Youth Serum ($95), both of which are 100% organic and full of hydrating natural oils. “Oily skin is skin that has larger oil glands and a high sebum content,” Rouleau says. “This is genetic. Oily-skinned women have built-in oil, so the goal is to lessen the oil activity by keeping your skin cells lightly hydrated.” The skincare routine for oily skin contain ingredients that help control excess oil production. Cleansing Gel: “In the case of oily skin, oil breeds bacteria, and bacteria leads to breakouts,” Rouleau says. “Wash your skin three times a day if possible. The more oil, the more breeding ground for blemishes.” She recommends using a gel or foam cleanser thats sulfate-free. “You want agents that will cut the oil but you dont want to dry your skin out with too many detergents,” she says. We love Dr. Goldfaden MDs Pure Start Cleanser ($35) and The Organic Pharmacys Peppermint, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus Face Wash ($67). Toner: Rouleau says to look for an alcohol-free toner that has ingredients like sodium PCA (a humectant to hold water to your skin), geranium (an essential oil good for cutting oil), and witch hazel (a natural ingredient with an astringent effect without the drying effects of alcohol). Oil-Free Moisturizer: Lest you think your skins oil production warrants skipping moisturizer, know this: Your skin can actually get oilier when its dehydrated, by overcompensating. With this in mind, choose a light, oil-free moisturizer with sodium PCA and glycerin in the ingredient listtheyre humectants that will help your skin retain moisture. Our oily-skinned editor reaches for IntraceuticalsHydration Gel ($88) and Be the Skins Botanical Moisturizing Soothing Cream ($35). Zinc Oxide Sunscreen: “Oily-skinned ladies are the least likely to use sunscreen because they cant find one compatible to their skin type,” Rouleau says. “Definitely look for zinc oxide sunscreens because those will leave a more matte finish to your skin. Plus, its a natural antibacterial and ideal for people prone to breakouts.” Try Rouleaus Daily Protection SPF 30 ($38), Coolas Matte Tint Broad Spectrum SPF 30 ($20), or Drunk Elephants Umbra Sheer Physical Defense SPF 30 ($34). If you cant find an SPF that works for you, try a mineral-based powder like Colorsciences Sunforgettable Mineral Powder Sun Protection SPF 30 ($64) to act as your sunscreen. Cleansing Gel: See above. Toner: See above. AHA/BHA Serum: Any serum with alpha-hydroxy acids or beta-hydroxy acids will help reduce the appearance of large pores as well as brighten dull spots. If youre acne-prone, look for ingredients like salicylic acid and tea-tree oil to keep your skin clear. Try Rens Radiance Perfection Serum ($55) or Dr. Dennis Grosss Hydra-Pure Vitamin C Brightening Serum ($95). Retinol Serum: “Retinol is good for oily skin because it helps your pores look smaller with continued use,” Rouleau says. Try Verso Skincares Super Facial Serum ($120) or RoCs Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Serum ($25). Oil-Free Moisturizer: See above. Clay Mask: Rouleau recommends indulging in a gentle clay mask once a week (we love the Kiehls Rare Earth Pore Cleansing Masque, $30). “Make sure your clay mask doesnt dry too much before rinsing it off,” she warns. “If you smile and it cracks into 10,000 pieces, youve waited too long and its gotten too drythis can actually dehydrate your skin.”. Face Oil: Face oil and oily skin might seem a strange pair, but Rouleau says its a good product to have on hand in super-dry environments like airplanes. “Use one drop of oil over moisturizer every hour youre flying to prevent dryness and extra oil production, but I wouldnt recommend using it as part of your daily routine,” Rouleau says. The skincare routine for combination skin contains ingredients that treat a wide arrange of skin concerns. “The concept of combination skin is that youre oily in some places and dry in others,” Rouleau says. “You dont necessarily want to use two different routines, but instead find one in the middle of the road.”. Cleansing Gel: See oily skin (if your skin starts getting too dry, you can switch to a cleansing lotion). Toner: See oily skin. Lightweight Moisturizer: “Combination skin doesnt need an oil-free moisturizer, but it does need a lightweight one,” Rouleau says. Try Eve Loms TLC Radiance Cream ($72) for silky texture with antioxidants. Zinc Oxide Sunscreen: See oily skin. Cleansing Gel: See above. Toner: See above. AHA/BHA Serum: See oily skin. Retinol Serum: See oily skin and dry skin. Lightweight Moisturizer: See above. Clay Mask: Since combination skin only tends to get oily around the T-zone, focus on that area alone when using a clay mask. Face Oil: Face oils can do wonders for combination skinsave it for nighttime, however, to avoid an overly dewy face in the a.m. The skincare routine for sensitive skin needs to be nonirritating. “A lot of people think of sensitive skin as acne-prone, but I think of it as skin that gets red and irritated easily,” Rouleau says. “Its more delicate skin that you cant be aggressive with.”. Cleansing Lotion: A gentle, sulfate-free cleansing lotion like Cetaphils Gentle Skin Cleanser ($15) will get rid of your makeup and any impurities without disrupting your skins natural barrier. Alcohol-Free Toner: Ingredients like white tea extract, green tea, chamomile, and bisabolol are all calming, anti-inflammatory ingredients to look for in toners and moisturizers. Rouleau also says beta-glucan is an ingredient that helps support your skins immune system to make it less sensitive over time. Scent-Free Moisturizer: When it comes to choosing a moisturizer, make sure to find one that doesnt contain synthetic fragrances, which can cause irritation and allergic reactions. Avoid alcohol and synthetic dyes, as well, if your skin gets irritated easily. We love Simples Protecting Light Moisturizer SPF 15 ($10). Zinc Oxide SPF: “Zinc oxide sunscreens are the least likely to irritate sensitive skin,” Rouleau says. “Titanium dioxide sunscreens are good, but not as compatible with medium and darker skin tones because they can leave a white cast.” Try CeraVes Sunscreen Face SPF 50 ($10) or Supergoops Skin Soothing Mineral Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40 ($28). Cleansing Lotion: See above. Alcohol-Free Toner: See above. Scent-Free Moisturizer: See above. Gel Mask: A gel-based mask has a naturally cooler temperature, which makes it perfect for irritated, inflamed skin. “It helps to put out the fire and delivers water-based hydration,” Rouleau says. We love her lines Bio Calm Repair Masque ($52) as well as SkinIncs Pure Deepsea Hydration Masks ($75its one of our favorite overnight masks). Lactic Acid Serum: Just because you have sensitive skin doesnt mean you can skip exfoliating. If glycolic acid is too harsh, try a lactic acid product like Goldfaden MDs Fresh-a-Peel ($85) insteadits milder and better for sensitive skin. Rouleau suggests using a lactic acid-based serum twice a week. Finally, for a skincare routine for older skin, your main goal is to plump up wrinkles, banish dark spots, and lift sagging. Rouleau says that your skin regimen will be similar to that of those with dry skin, with a few small differences. Cleansing Lotion: See dry skin. For aging skin specifically, Rouleau says to remember your neck when it comes to cleansing, treating, and sunscreenits a secret spot that often shows the first sign of aging. Toner: See dry skin. Some toners have AHAs and BHAs in them, which help gently brighten, like Mizons AHA & BHA Daily Clean Toner ($25). Antioxidant Serum: Rouleau suggests looking for an antioxidant serum with brightening ingredients like licorice and vitamin C, to fade dark spots and discoloration. Korress Black Pine Firming, Lifting & Antiwrinkle Serum ($68) will brighten as well as plump fine lines and wrinkles with peptides, hyaluronic acid, and resveratrol. Moisturizer With SPF: See dry skin. And if youre ever confused, rememberantioxidants are your friend. Cleansing Lotion: See dry skin. Physical Exfoliator: Skin gets more delicate as it ages, which is why Rouleau says a gentle physical exfoliator with round beads works best on aging skinespecially on your neck. Toner: See dry skin. Retinol Serum: Depending on the severity of your wrinkles, you may want to visit a dermatologist for a prescription retinol. Confused about the difference? Read our ultimate guide. Eye Cream: See dry skin. Look for an eye cream with peptides that absorbs easily, like Dolce & Gabbanas Aurealux Eye Gel ($74). Hydrating Moisturizer: A moisturizer with retinol, like Versos Day Cream ($100), will smooth fine lines and prevent future ones from forming. At-Home Peel: A weekly glycolic treatment like StriVectins 5 Minute Weekly Glycolic Peel ($69) will reveal fresh, clear skin and leave your complexion looking polished. Brightening Serum: If dark spots and hyperpigmentation are your main concerns, try a brightening serum like SKIIs GenOptics Spot Essence ($225). Face Oil: Your skin gets drier as it ages, so consider incorporating a nourishing face oil with anti-aging ingredients, like Sunday Rileys Juno Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil ($90), into your p.m. skin regimen a few times a week. What It Is The best skincare routine for dry skin typically contain products that keep skin hydrated. “Dry skin has a damaged moisture barrier,” Rouleau says. “Your skin has invisible cracks in it and it allows moisture to escape and irritants to get in more easily.”
Morning Menu Cleansing Lotion: “A no-foam, no-lather, super-mild cleansing lotion is best for those with dry skin,” Rouleau says. Try her lines Calming Chamomile Cleanser ($34) or Clarinss Cleansing Milk With Alpine Herbs ($31).
Toner: Avoid ingredients like SD alcohol 40, denatured alcohol, ethanol , and isopropyl alcohol .
Antioxidant Serum: Rouleau recommends using a highly potent antioxidant serum (look for vitamins E, A, and C) during the daytime to help prevent collagen breakdownjust make sure to follow with SPF. We love SkinIncs Vitamin A Serum ($45).
Moisturizer With SPF: A hydrating moisturizer with SPF is the final step in your a.m. skin routine. Try Josie Maran’s Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 47 ($32), which contains hydrating ingredients to help your skin retain moisture while guarding against UVA/UVB rays.
Nighttime Menu Cleansing Lotion: See above.
Toner: See above.
Retinol Serum: Rouleau recommends incorporating an over-the-counter retinol serum into your regimen five nights a week. “I prefer serums over creams because they have smaller molecules and can better penetrate the skin,” she says. Some of our favorite retinol serums for dry skin include Peter Thomas Roths Retinol Fusion PM ($65) and Chantecailles Retinol Intense Cream ($110).
Eye Cream: “Look for an eye serum with peptides because theyre good for boosting collagen activity,” Rouleau says. Try Soap & Glorys Make Yourself Youthful Rejuvenating Eye Cream ($27).
Hydrating Moisturizer: “Some ingredients I recommend to look for in moisturizers are rosehip seed oil, evening primrose oil, borage oil, phospholipids, cranberry oil, sweet almond oil, and jojoba oil,” Rouleau says. “All of these ingredients mimic the natural lipids in your skin and do a better job of repairing your skins moisture barrier.” Try Perricone MDs Nourishing Moisturizer ($80) or IntraceuticalsRejuvenate Moisture Binding Cream ($75) for a big dose of moisture that doesnt feel greasy.
À La Carte At-Home Peel: “Dry skin responds well to [gentle] exfoliation,” Rouleau says. “If your skin is dry, it means you have dead skin cell buildupif you try to hydrate dried skin cells that are expired, it makes no sense.” She says that dry skin has invisiblecracks,” so you should avoid using a facial scrub with sharp edges. “Chemical exfoliants do a better job of dissolving dead skin cells without tearing at your skin,” she says. Try her lines Triple Berry Smoothing Peel ($87) or AmorePacifics Treatment Enzyme Peel ($60).
Face Oil: If your skin is extremely dry, you can swap your p.m. moisturizer for a nourishing face oil like Shiva Roses Face Oil ($105you can read our full review about it) or Muns Brightening Youth Serum ($95), both of which are 100% organic and full of hydrating natural oils.

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Would you like to make fine lines and wrinkles disappear, without resorting to painful injections or other kinds of cosmetic surgery? With the latest advancements in cell rejuvenation technology, will be possible. Here’s how.
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Homeopathy Helps you to Get Rid Of Oily Skin Oily skin is shiny, thick and dull colored. Often a chronically oily skin has coarse pores and pimples and other embarrassing blemishes. It is prone to blackheads. In this type of skin, the oil producing sebaceous glands are overactive and produce more oil than is needed. The oil oozes and gives the skin a greasy shine. The pores are enlarged and the skin has a coarse look. Oily skin woes dont trouble just teenagers. Anyone of any age can face a host of oily skin problems, especially acne, in summers. If you have oily skin, you will understand the irritation of having to blot your face dry, with a tissue, every couple of hours. Oily can often indicate underlying health issues including digestion disorders and thyroid problems. Investing in good skin care habits is as important as buying good products to handle your oily skin.
What Causes Oily Skin? Oily skin is a common problem for many, the midday makeup meltdown adds to the skin woes. You must have experienced your sunscreen or foundation melting in the scorching heat, making your skin feeling greasy. So what is the exact reason behind oily skin? Lets take a close look at it.
1. Genetics If you inherit oily skin from your parents, you will be more susceptible to acne and clogged pores. This is because you have larger sebaceous glands that produce excess oils.
2. Overuse of Skincare Products Everyone desires to have a younger looking, smoother and clearer skin. So many people make this common mistake of over cleansing and over exfoliating the skin. They scrub the skin using too much pressure. The skin on the face is far more sensitive and it needs proper care. However, this doesnt mean you will overuse a particular cosmetic product. Since, it can have adverse effects on your skin and make it